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CPR Essentials 
Online Course

The CPR Essentials course explains the proper technique for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the critical steps involved in this lifesaving procedure. This course uses interactive learning modules and quizzes to teach you the importance of CPR knowledge and prepare you to respond to emergency situations.

CPR Essentials is an awareness-level course that provides foundational knowledge on CPR, but it does not provide hands-on training from a certified instructor. Students must take additional steps to earn an official CPR certification.

Complete Your OSHA CPR Essentials Course Online

Our online CPR Essentials course has numerous benefits, including:

  • 24/7 course access
  • Log on and off as needed
  • Work on your course anywhere with internet access
  • Email our course trainer with any questions
  • You have 180 days to complete the course

Once you finish the course and pass a brief test on the core topics, you can instantly download your Certificate of Completion. The CPR Essentials course takes about one hour to complete.

Who Should Take the CPR Essentials Course?

This course is ideal for workers who need to complete CPR training as part of their worksite training requirements. Anyone interested in learning the basic principles and techniques of CPR can benefit from this course as well.

Learning Objectives for the CPR Essentials Course

The primary goal of this course is to teach you the standard technique and methodology behind CPR. You will also learn the importance of bystander preparedness and situational awareness in the event of a medical emergency.

Key topics covered in the course include:

  • List and understand the critical steps involved in administering CPR
  • Evaluate the safety of a situation before providing emergency care
  • Describe the CAB method of resuscitation
  • Identify personal protective equipment and proper sanitation guidelines

CPR Essentials Course Outline

The CPR Essentials course is divided into three learning modules on CPR methods and safety. You can find a full outline of each module below.

Module 1: Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Topics covered in Module 1 include:

  • Importance of CPR
  • CPR statistics
  • When to use CPR
  • Critical steps of CPR

Learning objectives include:

  • Explain the main purpose of cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • List several scenarios that might require emergency intervention
  • Recall the critical steps involved in CPR administration

Module 2: Personal Safety During CPR

Topics covered in Module 2 include:

Learning objectives include:

  • Understand the importance of one's own safety when administering CPR
  • Distinguish between a safe and unsafe situation
  • List items relevant to CPR
  • Identify equipment used by medical professionals when administering CPR

Module 3: The CAB Method

Topics covered in Module 3 include:

  • The Compressions, Airway and Breathing (CAB) method
  • How to perform chest compressions
  • Techniques for clearing the airway
  • Steps to performing rescue breaths
  • How to use an automated external defibrillator (AED)

Learning objectives include:

  • Express understanding of the CAB method
  • Recognize the steps involved in Compressions, Airway and Breathing
  • State how to use an AED

Additional Links and Resources

Find more information about CPR, including OSHA regulations and official guides on CPR methods and safety.